Meet A Mom

Meet-a-Mom: Marissa Bishop

Marissa Bishop, a Southbury mom of 1, is on a mission to raise awareness and funds to support research in finding a cure for Cdkl5 Deficiency Disorder. Her son Gregory, age 3 was diagnosed with this neurodevelopmental disease. Read today’s interview to learn about Cdkl5, an upcoming 5K in our area to support research, and Gregory’s upcoming June art exhibit.

Meet-A-Mom – Dr. Kim Eickhorst

Dr. Kim Eickhorst is a Newtown mom of two and a dermatologist at Dermatology Associates of Western Connecticut. Dr. Eickhorst specializes in Mohs surgery, skin cancer treatment, and cosmetic procedures like Botox, fillers, vein treatments, and laser therapy.  Where...

Melissa Joan Hart’s Holiday Plans

Actress Melissa Joan Hart is best known for her memorable leading roles on Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. But to her family and friends, she’s also known for being something of a Christmas nut.

Meet a Mom: Monogram Mary

If you’re looking for some special gifts this holiday season, then you’ll probably appreciate the mantra Brooke Shepard—aka “Monogram Mary”—keeps in mind at all times: Everything Is Better With A Monogram. Having found a passion for monograms early on (growing up she...

The Elf on the Shelf Interview: Behind the Book & Brand

‘Tis the season for every parent’s favorite little Elf. Read our interview with the creator in which we talk about building this iconic brand and why parents shouldn’t feel pressure to get creative when moving that little elf.

Meet Amy – Owner of Basil Rose Boutique

 Amy Polinsky is a Newtown mom of 3 and owner of Basil Rose Boutique. BRB carries a wide assortment of funky, unique, and vintage inspired items curated by Amy.  From women’s clothing to accessories to home goods - you’re sure to find something in this store. And the...

Orange Is the New Black’s Laura Prepon Shares Her Mom Life

Actress and director Laura Prepon has played plenty of memorable roles in her life—feminist teenager Donna Pinciotti on That ‘70s Show and prison inmate Alex Vause on Orange Is the New Black both come to mind—but her newest one is mom to 1-year-old Ella, who she shares with husband Ben Foster.

Meet the Founder of Alexa James

Like many of us, Karina Drake says that having her first child completely changed her perspective. “We were living in New York City where I was attending a merchandising program at Parsons [School of Design] when we found out we were expecting Alexa,” says Drake. “Alexa was the inspiration behind the business. She was born in the city and as a new mom I was exposed to so many beautiful things that I really wanted to bring a piece of that back home with me.”


Rebekah Harriman-Stites is one busy mom! She is a co-founder of HK Consulting & a current member of the Newtown Board of Education. With all this on her plate, Rebekah still finds time to give back. She is a founding member of the My Sandy Hook Family Fund & founding board member of EverWonder Children’s Museum. And on 11/6, she is running for State Representative for the 106th district.

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